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MJ Hatfield, Contributing Editor
Full name:
MJ Hatfield
I'm not very timely, but if anyone wants any specimens, especially for a long term collection or research, please contact me.
City, state, country:
100 Acre Wood, NE Iowa

I'm a retired UPS driver who discovered insects by way of native plants.
Three of the sites where I look for insects.
Plymouth Rock:
Red Oak Prairie
(view from) 100 Acre Wood

Iowa Insects Mailing List sponsored by the University of Iowa and supported by the Iowa Native Plant Society
Insect rearing and their life cycles:
an enthusiastic supporter of Day of Insects

Caveat as to the debris on many of my insect photos: I often try to clean it off but usually lose body parts when I do. Please excuse.

I have much to learn. Many thanks to all of you.